|At Penang International Airport before flying with Firefly to Aceh|
Just arrived home safely from Aceh three days ago, after being there for four days, from 9 to 12 October 2010. With me were 4 lecturers, 6 Phd students, and 14 Master (Mixed Mode) students of ISDEV, totalling 25 altogether.
The aims were many, as follows:
1. Accompanying the Master students in their Wisata Spiritual Tsunami which includes a tour to places related to tsunami, a discussion with Aceh Development Planning Agency (Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Daerah Aceh, BAPEDDA), and a discussion between ISDEV Master students and postgraduate students of Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Ar-Raniry;
2. Signing a Memorandum of Understanding between ISDEV and the Faculty of Shari`ah of the Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Ar-Raniry, Banda Aceh;
3. Fulfilling an invitation from the Faculty of Shari`ah, IAIN Ar-Raniry, together with ISDEV Deputy Director Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad, to speak at its International Seminar on Islamic Economics and Finance; and
4. Establishing networking with important figures in Aceh.
The details of each of the missions will follow in subsequent postings, InshaAllah.
|Briefing by Sis Ilani Mat Nawi, the Secretary of the Trip Committee at Penang International Airport before boarding the flight|
|Received at Aceh International Airport by Dr Nazaruddin A. Wahid, the Dean of the Faculty of Shari`ah of the IAIN Ar-Raniry (extreme right) and Bapak H. Syamsunan Mahmud, the Ketua Dewan Pertimbangan, Aceh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2nd from right)|
|Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad (4th from right) with MISDEV10 students at Aceh International Airport|
|Mess Bank Indonesia, the accommodation at which our graduate students stayed|
|On arrival at the Bank Indonesia Mess|
|Wisma Lampriek beside the Mess Bank Indonesia, where ISDEV lecturers stayed|
|Lounge at the Wisma Lampriek|